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by carbidetooth
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: What machine am I looking for?
Replies: 2
Views: 301

What machine am I looking for?

Hi all. I'd like to cut roll masking film stencils on a printer like machine but really don't know where to start. I'm looking for some guidance. I think I know this can be accomplished on router with drag knife, but don't wish to tie up machine and change setup. Maybe that's silly. Former son in la...
by carbidetooth
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space
Replies: 88
Views: 10599

Re: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space

Can you include a "DWIT" (Do What I'm Thinking) button?
by carbidetooth
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space
Replies: 88
Views: 10599

Re: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space

From what I gather via the video, this will make a CNC router go round and round, yeah?

:P
by carbidetooth
Sat May 23, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: array copy toolpath tool change question
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: array copy toolpath tool change question

Duster, you surely have Mopar in your blood, yeah? I do something similar but not with cabinet parts specifically. I place the parts to the side of my defined work area, usually 49x97, and then pull copies of parts I need to cut into work area. As Mike suggested, I have differing layers depending on...
by carbidetooth
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: not cutting through .2 in plywood
Replies: 15
Views: 1767

Re: not cutting through .2 in plywood

I'm far from knowing a lot, but I threw myself a curveball once upon a time by trying to cut beyond the physical travel of machine in Z axis.
by carbidetooth
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Pocketing, why the up-down?
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Re: Pocketing, why the up-down?

OK John, here's a Google Drive link to stripped down file with another component that does the same with unexpected Z movement. I saved this as a CRV file which I've never done since getting Aspire. My thought is it might make it more accessible as there are no 3D elements. https://drive.google.com/...
by carbidetooth
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Pocketing, why the up-down?
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Re: Pocketing, why the up-down?

Yes, but it might take me a bit to get back to this project...many on my list today.

I thought there might be a pat answer. I cut rabbets like this on a product I sell and it behaves the same. Gets the job done, but with what seems like extraneous motion.

I'll be back...
by carbidetooth
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Pocketing, why the up-down?
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Pocketing, why the up-down?

I'm pocketing out what will become rabbets and dados all at same depth. .75 material,.375 depth with .375 upcut EM. Blue lines represent pocket and red the actual perimeter of part post cutout, a outside profile cut at full depth, less onion skin. Given the nature of the task, I would have thought t...
by carbidetooth
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: 3/32" Pilot Holes 3/4" Deep
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: 3/32" Pilot Holes 3/4" Deep

Thanks for confirming Leo. If using a twist bit, would it still be prudent to peck drill?
by carbidetooth
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: 3/32" Pilot Holes 3/4" Deep
Replies: 5
Views: 589

3/32" Pilot Holes 3/4" Deep

I've been successfully peck drilling 1/8" holes .75 deep in 3/4" MDF using this 1/8" end mill: https://www.toolstoday.com/v-14248-51766.html Now I need to do same with 3/32". I haven't found a similar end mill that will go this deep. Can I just chuck up a twist drill in in 3/32" collet and turn spin...
by carbidetooth
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Celoisa panels
Replies: 12
Views: 2248

Re: Celoisa panels

Really handsome work. Google tells me Celoisa a flowering plant...didn't know that.

I imagine these will be indirectly lit from interior? Would love to see "after" shots, if possible.
by carbidetooth
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Vcarve Pro Travel speeds/Rpms trouble
Replies: 20
Views: 1707

Re: Vcarve Pro Travel speeds/Rpms trouble

Kevin, it seems we have almost identical machines with exception of the spindle, I opted for the larger one. I can't speak to the Moziak software as I haven't used it, but the only cutter I've broken using Vectric software was result of me forgetting to turn breaker on and it drove my non-spinning 3...
by carbidetooth
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Using Marine Grade Plywood
Replies: 10
Views: 894

Re: Using Marine Grade Plywood

I can guess at the results, but it's unclear what material you're actually going to use. Marine plywood is typically a better grade of fir plywood with exterior glue. Thought by many to be waterproof, but not really true. It should cut fine but edges will have a little tear out and checking as is ty...
by carbidetooth
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: I'm stumped on first 3D model
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Re: I'm stumped on first 3D model

John, I have the concept in mind, but would still appreciate a brief on how you created what you posted. I knew this would be a two-sided job going in, and assumed starting that way in 3D would be the way to go. Now it seems like backside, which has more machining than shown, would be better done in...
by carbidetooth
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: I'm stumped on first 3D model
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Re: I'm stumped on first 3D model

highpockets wrote:Is this what you're trying to manufacture?
Yes John, it is, or something really close to it! You may have saved me from more sulking about my recent purchase! Do tell how you accomplished please.